In a past life, as CEO of Mattermark, I spent a lot of time building lists like this with our customers — investors, M&A deal-makers, and other professionals looking to understand a space. On the heels of Google acquiring Looker last week and Salesforce announcing their acquisition of Tableau today, I’m looking through my competitive landscape with fresh eyes to contemplate potential deals on the horizon.
There are many reasons for M&A, but for the purpose of this post I’ll focus on situations where companies are not (at least visibly) in distress. The deals above combine the two things established companies want most 1) high quality (e.g. locked in, high $ per customer) revenue to fuel further growth and stock price appreciation 2) differentiating technology innovations that can be bought and leveraged faster than they can be build in house.
We’ve also included a long list of acquired companies in this space, which we believe has been quietly consolidating for year past year or two.
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